Author archive: Louise Carey
08
April
2019

Cancer Focus NI welcomes HPV vaccine for local boys

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has welcomed the news from the Department of Health that local boys aged 12-13 are to be offered a vaccine to protect them against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related cancers. From September this year the vaccine will be offered to all boys in year nine at school. Head o...

27
March
2019

 Mother’s Day story

Big-hearted Carol McAdam and her lovely daughter Joanna share a very close bond – and a deep desire to help other people. Carol’s husband Jim works abroad for much of the year. When he’s away, the pair spend a lot of time with each other and Mum admits she couldn’t do without her 11-year-old daughte...

12
March
2019

Make March your month to quit

Linda McCartney (55), Belfast, is a Cancer Focus NI stop smoking specialist who takes sessions at Dunmurry Dental Clinic. She was a 20 a day smoker but gave up two years ago. She’s married to Brendan and has four sons and four grandchildren. As part of No Smoking Month in March, she urges smokers to...

23
January
2019

Stephanie urges women to get smear tests

Cancer Focus NI – celebrating its 50th year – marks half a century of helping people affected by cancer in Northern Ireland. To help highlight this special anniversary, cancer survivor Stephanie McKervill (31) spells out how much Cancer Focus NI has done for her. She is a member of the Cancer...

14
January
2019

Hope for the future

Breast cancer survivor Emily Stanton, mum to Liam (13) and Rhys (9)  “I was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2015. Then I found out I was HER-2 positive, a generally more aggressive type of breast cancer which put me in a higher risk category. Thankfully the cancer was caught early and hadn’t spr...